ThinkFree Takes Office Suite Offline
While Google is busy building a Web-based productivity suite and Microsoft dips its toes into the online waters, ThinkFree is moving in the opposite direction, releasing a beta version of its online office suite that works offline as well.
ThinkFree was one of the first developers of Web-based office tools, but its offerings have largely failed to catch on among businesses. In turn, the new "Premium" version of the software will enable editing Microsoft Office documents from Word, Excel or PowerPoint both online and offline. The suite utilizes AJAX and Java to accomplish this task, and will be sold as a monthly subscription for $7 USD, or $75 annually.